Crosby Things to Do

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    Spend at least several wistful hours with Anthony

    by view.finder Written Nov 10, 2013
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    As with the best of attractions you can visit the figures at any time of day all throughout the year. I want to go back alerady just one week after leaving. Nothing can capture the power of this art installation than standing nose to nose with one of the life size figurines, cast in the image of the artist's body.

    We had been wanting to visit Crosby beach for years! It didn't disappoint.

    There are said to be 100 casts, all challenged by nature, the weather and other people's nostalgia in different ways, all labelled. Realistically, it would be hard to view and count them all in one visit as once you are stood in front of one, it can be hard to pull yourself away. In the crisp November air and murky sunset they took on a new beauty as I'm sure they would at every subtle change in the environment.

    Visit and get lost in their magic ...

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    Marine Crescent

    by sandysmith Written Jul 27, 2003

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    terraced houses, Waterloo

    The terraced houses in Marine Crescent - the opposite end of the road to Beach Lawn - are not as grand as the villas but are still a pretty sight with similar colour washing, wrought iron work and rose gardens.

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    Coastguard Station

    by sandysmith Written Jul 27, 2003

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    coast guard station

    less than a mile down the coastal path is the coast guard station near Hall Road train station. The coastguard here helps to monitor shipping movements and marine safety throughout the Irish Sea - one of the busiest shipping areas in Europe.

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    Promenade path

    by sandysmith Written Jul 27, 2003

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    prom path of sefton coast parh

    Whether you walk all or just part of the coastal path to Formby or further to Southport its worth it for the views of the dunes and coast here. Just behind the wind turbines in the bay of Liverpool are clearly visible.

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    Crosby Marina

    by sandysmith Updated Jul 27, 2003

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    marina path

    Just behind the beach and promenade at crosby is a small marina and boating lake. There are excellent views across the Mersey here and its of the best places along the Sefton coast to watch the ships.

    The path here will lead onto the coastal path that we took to Hightown dunes and onto to Formby.

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    Crescent Gardens

    by sandysmith Written Jul 27, 2003

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    crescent gardens

    Just by the villas of Beach Lawn are the crescent gardens - a parkland inbetwwen the villas and the beach front where the coastal path all the way to Southport starts - see sports tip for more info.

    A word of warning here - avoid the publiv toilets here, they are a disgrace, graffitti, no paper and no water :-S

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    Home of the White Star line Founder

    by sandysmith Written Jul 27, 2003

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    13 beach lawn

    13 Beach Lawn, Waterloo, Crosby was the home of Thomas Henry Ismay, 1837-1899. He was the founder of the White Star Shipping line - owner of the ill-fated Titanic. This house is clearly visible from the Irish Sea at the mouth of the River Mersey, and all White Star vessels would offer a salute as they passed the Ismay residence.

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    Balconied Villas

    by sandysmith Updated Jul 27, 2003

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    beautiful balconied villas

    The victorian villas of Beach Lawn have beautiful wrought iron work and long gardens at the front. From the balconies I could imagine in my minds eyes the captains watching their ships with pride in Liverpool's heyday as a seaport.

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    Sea Captain Villas

    by sandysmith Updated Jul 27, 2003

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    villa on Beach Lawn

    Along the waterfront of Waterloo are the victorain villas - often the homes of sea captains of the shipping lines in Liverpool. Here they could watch their ships with pride coming and going on the River Mersey.

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    Coastal Views

    by sandysmith Written Jul 27, 2003

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    coastal view

    Which ever path taken along the sefton coastal path the views are lovely. In places the sand drifts quite high and you peep through to the beach and coastline beyond.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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